According to a recent article from Forbes, three alleged Foxconn employees have given away substantial information about Apple‘s upcoming iPhone 8 along with other Apple products on Reddit. With that, subreddit’s moderators have confirmed the identities of the posters with proper documentation and evidence. Though the leaks have gone through Reddit’s own verification process, Apple fan site, AppleInsider, warns fans to be cautious as insiders have been off before, since not all products that are manufactured make it to the market.
The new iPhone is called the “iPhone X”, but it’s still unclear if this is a code name). It will look like the middle phone in the main photo above, featuring a new dual rear camera with vertical alignment. The front bezel will be thinner on the Y-axis, and test units have Touch ID under the glass “but performance and yield rates were not good.” No version is planned with a rear fingerprint scanner. AuthenTech’s long standing Touch ID capacitive touch module has been replaced with Facial Detection and a Retina Scanner and front facing camera modules. RAM remains at 3GB like the iPhone 7 Plus. The aluminum unibody is replaced by composite material known as fiberglass. There phone features wireless charging via a rear panel, and it will again be “water resistant”, though no word if the rating has increased. Apple has no intention of switching to the universal USB-C and is sticking with Lightning. Lastly, rumors have it production is indeed delayed.
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